Changed, an upcoming Xbox console unique that has discovered its strategy to a number of most anticipated listing due to its lavish pixel artwork, has been delayed to 2024.
Developer Unhappy Cat Studios introduced the delay alongside a manufacturing replace, stressing that the workforce “do perceive the sport’s scope” and that growth is progressing “at a gentle tempo.” Nonetheless, the top quality of its visuals, which incorporates greater than 500 “meticulously hand-painted animations made only for platforming,” has put the discharge delayed.
“After Changed’s preliminary announcement in 2021 and its follow-up trailer in 2022 we had this unbelievable excessive bar of group’s expectations,” the workforce wrote in a press release posted on X. “And at this level we knew that we will not afford to launch a sub-par recreation…That is our first recreation, and we need to make each facet of it the most effective it may be.”
Changed received reward for its rad 2.5D artwork when it was first introduced. It was a part of a showcase that on the time left us feeling optimistic general about Xbox’s future. A brand new Changed trailer was proven once more at The Sport Awards 2022, the place we known as it one of many present’s 10 finest reveals.
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Changed is ready in a darkish, various Eighties America and options heavy cyberpunk themes. It was beforehand slated for 2022 solely to be delayed by the conflict in Ukraine.
When Changed does launch, it can be part of what is anticipated to a robust 12 months for Xbox exclusives, with potential releases together with Avowed, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. It will likely be a Day 1 launch on Xbox Sport Cross.
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